Giant African Land Snail
Regarded as one of the world’s most invasive species, the giant African snail has been introduced around the world from its native home in eastern Africa.
It is a hermaphrodite, meaning that each individual has both male and female reproductive organs. A snail shell not only gives it protection, it is also what they use to breathe! When inside the shell a snail can sleep up to 2 years!
DID YOU KNOW? Snails have feet! A foot of their body is a foot covered in slime which helps them move around and even climb up glass.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild